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CBC Upfront 2018

CBC looks past TV to a digital-focused future

As CBC’s executives continue to fine-tune its strategy, the pubcaster is increasing its digital-content load – in part with more features – and enhancing its ‘local for global’ approach.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand May 15 to 21, 2018

Lost in Space comes in at #1, followed by Trailer Park Boys at #3 and Star Trek: Discovery at #4.

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Super Channel, Hulu acquire The Other Guy

The half-hour comedy is produced by Aquarius Films and eOne’s Australian TV unit.

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Blue Ant International pre-sells Orangutan Jungle School

Commissioned by Love Nature, the docu-soap about a group of orphaned orangutans is currently in production in Borneo.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand May 8 to 14, 2018

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why tops the list, with Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery coming in at #6 and Trailer Park Boys breaking the top 10.

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CBC Arts debuts Off Kilter

Created and co-written by Alejandro Alvarez Cadilla, the ballet series follows a choreographer trying to make a comeback.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand May 1 to 7, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale tops the list, while Cobra Kai and 13 Reasons Why land at #2 and #3, respectively.

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NFB hits the court with Red Bull

True North, the NFB’s first online docuseries, is produced by the NFB’s Shirley Vercruysse and distributed with Red Bull Media House.

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CTV nabs Canadian SCTV reunion rights

The special, commissioned last month by Netflix, films at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre this Sunday, with Jimmy Kimmel moderating a panel discussion with former cast members.

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Hulu picks up Wattpad hit

The U.S. streamer has given a 10-episode order to the thriller Light as a Feather, with Wattpad’s Aron Levitz (pictured) and Eric Lehrman among the exec producers.

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Radio-Canada inks multiple content deals for ICI Tou.TV

More than 700 hours of French-language TV content has been added to the platform as the Quebec industry looks to pool its resources in a bid to compete with global SVODs.

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Quebecor revenues grow in Q1

The company reported revenues of $1.01 billion on the back of gains in its telecommunications business, as well as subscriber growth for Club Illico.